As the Spring semester wraps up, KidsTek is commencing our summer programs. During the month of June, we will partner with COMPASS in the Aurora Public School District for middle and elementary school programs. KidsTek instructors design fun, technology-centered projects for students to enjoy while learning about computers and other essential technologies. For example, students can learn to format shapes and visual objects in Microsoft Word by making self-portraits with shape tools or use PowerPoint to learn about animals from around the world.
In July, KidsTek Senior Instructor Emily Tow and KidsTek Program Manager Meghan Lang will lead a career-and-college skills-focused class with the Aurora Youth 4 Success (AY4S) program. Students will make resumes, delve into online research to find the right college fit for them, and will participate in the LIFT Business Ethics curriculum designed by the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau Foundation. At the end of the three-week class, students will put their new skills to the test by participating in a Mock Job Interview day organized by the KidsTek staff with volunteers from the business and technology communities.
“Summer programs with KidsTek are great!” says Tow. “The programs are a little more relaxed than programs during the school year, so it’s really fun both for me as a teacher and for the kids.”